Nov 4, 2013 5:00am PST
, investigators in los angeles are trying to determine why a gunman would hunt down t.s.a. agents with deadly intent. this morning, an agent is dead and several are still injured and the suspect himself is in critical condition. right now he is unable to answer investigators' questions. >> abc7 news has learned paul off the airport thinking he had an airplane to catch. he started shooting when he got the in airplane. a teacher was among those shot in the calf shatter, his lower leg. his boss, a principal, says he has a long road ahead of him. >> his spirits are up. he still is traumaized by all of it. like all of us trying to get our arms around this. >> a family friend told the "los angeles times" he took it hard when his mother died in twine after years of battling m.s. and classmates at delaware high school where he played the french horn said he didn't reach out to anyone. >> there were few that kept to himself but he was one. >> he graduated from the motorcycle mechanics institute in 2011 and moved to los angeles looking for work. a former roommate saw nothing to fear. he was a really ni
Nov 2, 2013 5:00am PDT
. head of the tsa will visit his family in los angeles today. it's the first time a tsa office every has been killed on duty in the agency's 12 years. more on the shooter. who is he? why did he snap? why was he targeting the tsa? we look into the gun man's background. >> reporter: in the small town of pennsville, new jersey, paul anthony ciancia's family got a disturbs text. it was troubling that allen cumming was called to the house. he said the text they received suggested the 23-year-old might kill himself. >> our procedure is someone is concerned about a family member, we call that local police department and do a well-being check and that's basically what we did. it came back he wasn't home. >> l. a. p. d. officers won't his home and talked to his roommates. they said the 23-year-old just left but seemed to be fine. >> he was a nice guy, a little loner, introverted, but nothing that i would ever, of expect him to do something like this. >> about the same time chaos was erupting at lax. at the had no idea that a gunman, later identified as ciancia, was shooting up terminal 3 at lax.
Nov 3, 2013 5:00am PST
prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of several others. saturday night heights lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officers were wound when had 23-year-old paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is just one of the agencies investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to make multiple tsa employees. >> and it could have been so much worse if officers had not chased the gun men through the airport terminal three. >> the fact they disabled the assailant within minutes was actually remarkable and saved untolleds lives. >> he remains in the hospital and the hospital says he remains unresponsive. the airport returned to normal operation saturday afternoon.
Nov 1, 2013 5:00am PDT
apologized and described the long time problem with bing drinking. >>> los angeles for a buck. a new bus service is offering rides from the bay areas to southern california for just $1. the brightly colored bus made its first stop in oakland yesterday. the bus will offer three daily round trips to l.a. and the east bay picks up passengers at the west oakland park station in san jose. >> b.a.r.t. stops all around the transit centers where you can get on to different bus systems or trains. airports are always around the main areas of travel. >> you better buy fast. the promotion ends on sunday. regular fares to los angeles cost about $14. the buses have free wi-fi and leather seats with power outlets. the bus is affiliated with greyhound. >> luxury for a bucks. 5dz 26. the abc 7 morning news continues at 5:30 with the day's top stories. >>> a south bay father is accused of living his children inside a parked suv for hours. coming up, how the children were finally freed and how they're doing this morning. >>> plus, new details overnight about a scare in the sky. what force is to blame from